Episode 9: Martin and Roger speak with Ramesh Cidambi
Season 1, Ep. 9
Ramesh Cidambi might have become an explosives expert. He could have been a botanist. But fate decreed that he embarked instead on what would become a stellar 33-year career with one of the world’s great retailers.
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